The Angry Fuzz is a totally original guitar stomp from Visual Sound that will blow away any other fuzz pedal you've ever tried. Although it has an octave circuit that can be blended in with the fuzz, ... Click To Read More About This Product
The Angry Fuzz is a totally original guitar stomp from Visual Sound that will blow away any other fuzz pedal you've ever tried. Although it has an octave circuit that can be blended in with the fuzz, it is not at all like the Octavia or other vintage pedals for that matter. You can set the Volume and Fuzz levels as well as turn the Bright switch on or off for your basic fuzz tone. Blend in the Octave circuit with the Anger Level knob and voila”the most incredible sound you've heard that tracks with every single note. On single notes it will give you one octave up. Play a two-note chord and you'll get the octave up plus some wild lower octave artifacts.
Blend in an octave up with the Anger Level knob and get crazy low octave overtones to boot! Octave tracking is flawless even with the fastest shredding imaginable. With Volume Level, Fuzz Level, and Anger Level knobs; wide and sturdy stomp button; 1/4" jacks in and out.
From the V2 Series, the V2AF Angry Fuzz Octave guitar effects pedal features a diecast aluminum housing, ultra-reliable 10 million cycle switching, easy battery access and circuit protection from AC adapters.
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Most Musical Fuzz Octave ever made
I am not a big fan of Fuzz because most fuzz pedals aren't very musical by nature. The V2 Angry Fuzz is a very musical pedal that can be dialed in for heavy fuzz...Read complete review
I am not a big fan of Fuzz because most fuzz pedals aren't very musical by nature. The V2 Angry Fuzz is a very musical pedal that can be dialed in for heavy fuzz or for a tight distortion/overdrive/Fuzz mixture. Very usable pedal for all genres of music. Visual sound pedals are the best sounding and best quality pedals at any price point.
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I just can't get a usable tone out of this thing, have had it for about a year or more, just can't find a place on my pedalboard. The octave thing is cool,...Read complete review
I just can't get a usable tone out of this thing, have had it for about a year or more, just can't find a place on my pedalboard. The octave thing is cool, but it affects my tone even with the fuzz all the way off. Kind of a boost in the mids thing. No tone knob on there, so I can't change it, and I don't want to adjust my eq on the amp for one pedal. It's built well, I imagine the bright switch would get broken after a while, being so close to the stomp switch. Maybe I got a defective one?
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I have been playing for many years but would not call my self experienced, a pure amateur here, but I think I know a good sound when I hear one. This pedal can give you what you want if you take the time to dial it in. Like everyone says, turn down the volume on your guitar then adjust the volume on the pedal. I try to adjust both so that there is little pickup in volume when the pedal comes on. You want all the crackle turn the fuzz all the way up. Just the cream dial it in low.
The octave is good for single note in the high register, if you turn it up too much and play chords you get mud so do not try.
I think it is good for the price and does not get over complicated. I have my sweet spot and will keep it there. Add a Danelectro Cool Kat Vibe and reel Tape echo and I have the "Trower sound" Volume 9 o'clock, Fuzz 12 o'clock and octave 7.5 will get you the sound. Too bad my fingers cant be dialed in the same way.
I have had Visual Sound pedals in the past.
The Angry Fuzz gives a nice roughed up sound to your lead work. Now..you wouldn't use this pedal on every song...but the songs you would use it for will take on that coveted "Hendrix Octaver Fuzz" effect.
Pedal is super quiet depending where you put it in your pedal chain. The first song I played with this pedal was "Voodoo Chile". I soooooo got the tone I was looking for. My only sole complaint is that it is manufactured in China when the company is in Tennessee. Bummmer. Don't you think American made pedals would sell off the shelves?
Over all a stellar pedal ! ! !
I found this to be a decent but not great fuzz pedal. I didn't hear enough difference to my distortion pedals and therefore didn't justify keeping it. The octave feature was also pretty bland sounding.
Besides my problem with not being able to use a battery, this pedal rocks. If you like bands like Fu Manchu or even Hendrix, this pedal will inspire you to play dirty fuzzy riff based stuff. You can get tons of different tones out of this thing, but It is a fuzz pedal not an overdrive, so be prepared to not be able to cover every distortion need with this, but if you like filthy fuzz tones, this pedal will do the job and do it well. Im not joking when i say this, " IT IS FILTHY "
Pretty simple, volume seems to be at neutral level in the middle making it useful to cut or add equal amounts. No tone knob but that doesnt bother me, kinda makes you just play and not worry about that extra nonsense, there is a bright switch for a thicker or twangier tone, which depending on how you set the fuzz and anger settings, can be useful. Has Fuzz amount that does what it says, all the way off is just a little crunch and then it gets pretty dirty as you go up. Anger level is pretty cool, you can blend it in just a little bit for a tone change or max it for some wild sounds literally can sound like a synth effect if you max it out depending on what you are playing. (Also can sound like a Motorcycle or a Race car if you figure out how )
Heres "my" problem which really made me a bit mad. When i got it, I went to the store to get some 9v batteries. Put 'em in and nothing... no lights no sound, nothing. Pulled it out put the second one in and nothing. The one i recieved must have been broke from the factory, plugged in an adapter, and it fired up. I just got the thing and didn't want to send it back but it sucks. Ill get it repaired at a shop if i really want, but adapters are more reliable anyways. Still you can imagine the disapointment when i thought the whole pedal didn't work, and the annoyance of realizing i got the 1 in a half million dud that can't use a battery. As for the rest of the pedal its pretty sturdy, and has smooth solid knobs on it.
Great sounding fuzz, although for most who want an octave pedal it will not totally curb that desire, but it is an effect all to its own. So you basically get two pedals but you kind of only get one at the same time, if that makes sense.
I ordered this pedal after hearing it on some online videos, and I liked the octave fuzz combination. I figured it would give me a different sound to play with, as well as work great as an octavia substitute. When it arrived I was pleased with how sturdy the pedal itself is, and it feels like quality construction. The sound of this thing is incredible. You can really dial in just the slightest hint of fuzzy breakup, or completely wash out all nuances of individual notes with fuzz overload, and the bright switch helps clear up the muddiness of the lower notes if you saturate it with fuzz. It impressed me with how sensitive yet forgiving the fuzz control was. Then I played with the octave or "Anger" circuit. Like any octave, it generally sounds better for lead or individual notes, and if it's kept in the higher ranges above fret 7. You start chording with it and it gets crazy and some crazy lower octave levels come out. I'm sure there's a sound that works with that, but it's not mine. Blending the fuzz and octave together can produce a wide variety of sounds and responsiveness, and that part is fun to play with. So fun I haven't found a setting yet that is where I will leave it at all the time. You can get a ton of different sounds just from the mix. Also, if you start backing off the volume of your guitar a bit and tweaking the tone knobs, you'll get even more versatility and tonal response. It really is amazing how deep this effects pedal is. Great buy for the money.
I've had this for a few months now and I have had some fun with it. Lots of awesome tone and the fuzz and octave range are really expandable. The only issue is that it didn't work with my Snarling Dog Wah pedal. I tried everything. Though, it worked very well with all other pedals I ran it through. Have fun with it; it's worth it.
I bought this pedal after I could not get the sound I wanted from a certain green "huge" fuzz pedal.And believe me I tried.This is a much "friendlier" pedal,that has a real nice usable tone.Not to say that it doesn't scream when dimed,but when you dial in the tone your looking for,well can just sort of leave it,and it always sounds great.The angry knob at 10 o'clock gives you a nice edge to the fuzz and after that you start getting the octave up effect,which is very cool by the way,or you can just leave it off for pure fuzzy goodness.Very versatile pedal,and it won't take hours or days to find a good usable tone.The guys in the band love the sound I'm getting from this thing.It looks to be built like a brick s#!#house too.This one stays on my board.
There are some Holy Grail fuzz sounds for me. One is the fuzz sound that Ron Asheton gets on the first two Stooges albums. The second is the fuzz tone that Jimmy Page got in the latter days of the Yardbirds and first-album era Led Zeppelin. These two fuzz sounds have eluded me for a number of years, and I have a bunch of fuzz pedals. The Angry Fuzz has both of them, depending on how I adjust the controls and the bright switch. The controls are really responsive. The "Anger Level" is the octave-up sound in the fuzz, which is pretty widely adjustable and gives you the amount of octave-up sound you want. This can get you the classic "Purple Haze" sound, of course, but the amount of octave is pretty deep. Turn it all the way up and it sounds strangely mandolinesque - that is, if you had an electric Venusian mandolin.You can also get that weird ring-modulated tone that Tony Iommi gets on the Sabs' "Paranoid," with a little judicious knob adjustment. Backing off the octave and pushing up the fuzz level gets you that Sola Sound Tonebender Mark III mojo. The Bright switch can make it more or less biting and bring out the octave Anger if you need it. The volume level control is a good one, and it gives enough push to where you can slap the crap out of the front end of your amp if you need to, thus bringing in that Hendrixy "fuzz plus overdriven amp" sound.This pedal also takes a wah like no other. A lot of the fuzz pedals I have had make the wah pedal sound bad - or just nonexistent. The Angry Fuzz, however, is perfect for a wah. I put the Vox V847 in front of it and got "I Wanna Be Your Dog" perfectly. Other fuzz pedals, when I put the wah in front of them, echh. With this, it's perfection. It also responds very well if you like to put an overdrive in front of your fuzz to make things even more crazy, as I do. Want that howling "I Heard Her Call My Name" racket? Yes, yet again, it's here. Put a bit of overdrive in front of the fuzz - or just crank the volume - and your ears will be ringing for weeks.Just playing around with the controls and the bright switch, I dialed up a lot of different sounds. Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Blue Cheer for sure, and Live at Leeds tones are all in here depending on how you twist the knobs. You can dial in primitive "Satisfaction"/"Pushin' Too Hard" hairball fuzz as well.I know I have not owned a better fuzz than this. For me, this is like boutique, custom-made quality fuzz at a regular fuzz tone's price. I'm not quite sure I'm ready to bag up the other fuzz tones and take them to the music store to trade in for something, but it's definitely made me think about it! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go play "Loose" some more...
There are some classic fuzz sounds I have always tried for and never been able to achieve. One of them is the fuzz sound that Ron Asheton got on the first two Iggy and the Stooges albums. The other fuzz sound I've always wanted to nail is the sound that Jimmy Page got on the Yardbirds' "Little Games" album and tour and the first Led Zeppelin album. This little monster nails both of them. For me that makes it worth much more than the asking price. I have been trying to get these fuzz sounds for YEARS. There is no downside to this pedal. It is so easy to dial in your desired sound, and there are many more than the one I described. Hendrixy octave up? Yes indeed. Robin Trower, Ritchie Blackmore, and Tony Iommi noises? Yep, right here. I nailed the weird ring-modulated "Paranoid" solo tone after a few minutes of experimentation. Switch is dead silent. The pedal is a big chunk of steel. Sonically it's transparent, much more so than any fuzz pedal I have owned. No signal loss. I don't really want to make it a habit to give five star reviews, but this is one of the very few products that absolutely deserves it. This is my Holy Grail of fuzz pedals.
I normally dont like to mess with Fuzz pedals but this gives me the Distortion and Fuzz that I was looking for! Built like a tank and has (Besides great sound) a really nice look to it. Throw those lousy fuzz pedals out, this one will surely be a keeper!